Orioles Talking With Saunders, Capuano

The Orioles are in discussions with free agent left-handers Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano, tweets Jon Morosi of FOX Sports

Orioles Executive Vice-President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette has said on several occasions that the O's are on the hunt for a veteran starter this offseason, and both Saunders and Capuano would fit that bill. However, neither distinguished themselves in 2013, as Saunders posted a 5.26 ERA in 183 innings for the Mariners, and Capuano managed just 105 2/3 frames for the Dodgers after struggling with various injuries. He eventually received a $1MM buyout. With both Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez still on the market, it's safe to say a deal for Saunders or Capuano wouldn't be the impact move many O's fans have waited for this offseason.

The Orioles were known to be in pursuit of A.J. Burnett, who is a Maryland resident. However, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reported yesterday that the chances of a deal "don't look good," as it's believed Burnett would prefer to remain in the National League.


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29 Comments on "Orioles Talking With Saunders, Capuano"


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Three Definitions of Leader
1 year 4 months ago

Hopefully that means AJ returns to Pittsburgh.

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Seamaholic
1 year 4 months ago

Philly

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snowbladerp14
1 year 4 months ago

washington

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Eric
1 year 4 months ago

Seattle… Jk

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Eric
1 year 4 months ago

Seattle… Jk

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RayHunt0917
1 year 4 months ago

Let the dumpster diving begin in Baltimore!

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snowbladerp14
1 year 4 months ago

the market has finally played out time for Baltimore to enter the market

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FOmeOLS
1 year 4 months ago

Begin?
You mean “continue”

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Ruthlessly Absurd
1 year 4 months ago

Seriously. If the Dodgers got Maholm for 1.5 million base, certainly the Orioles could have gotten him for 3. I would easily take that over the other extremes — a Vargas/Hughes type for 8 million a year, or a Saunders type for peanuts

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johnsilver
1 year 4 months ago

Was actually hoping Bazooka Joe went back to Seattle on some kind of split contract, or bottom barrel type deal. He’s definately not worth anywhere near the 6m +/- he’s managed to get the last few years, but might be able to get a couple million if he waits until the rest of the dominos fall if he’s lucky.

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kungfucampby
1 year 4 months ago

No Barry Zito?

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Longdistance O'S fan
1 year 4 months ago

How about a breakout season (and then some) from KEVIN GAUSMAN. Keep believing.